Fun Things to Do This Fall near Park Forest


Park Forest is located in the south suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, an ideal location for getting around to all the Chicagoland attractions. Sometimes, however, staying close to home can be the best option! We discovered 5 fun things to do this fall near Park Forest that you may have never tried, but are surely missing out on!

1. Trick-or-Treating in the Village

Local businesses set up tables and open their doors to trick-or-treaters every Halloween for hours of candy collection and fun! Parents can enjoy learning what new local offerings are available in town while the kids get to show off their costumes and ask for treats. The Village of Park Forest also hosts an annual costume contest with winners at every age level. If you haven't taken the family out for a Halloween night on the town in Park Forest, you're missing out. Visit the Village for hours and more details.

2. Annual Fall Festival at Somonauk Park

Join residents of Park Forest for the annual Fall Festival in late October. Sponsored by the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board, this festival offers tons of fun activities for children: hayrides, pumpkin decorating, games, and more. Kids of all ages can participate in trunk-or-treating, stories by the bon-fire and smores making! For more details, visit the Village website.

3. Crete Pumpkin Fest

Just a short drive southeast is the little town of Crete, Illinois. During the first full weekend of October, residents of Park Forest and surrounding towns are invited to enjoy the festivities at the Crete Pumpkin Fest. Featured activities include: craft show & farmer's market, zipline down Main St., exotic animal exhibit, inflatable bounce houses, carnival games, great pumpkin competition, scarecrow competition, live entertainment, and a pumpkin pie eating contest!

4. Annual Flossmoor Brew Fest

This event offers a fun opportunity to hang out with friends in the next town over from Park Forest. Spotlighting breweries in the South Suburbs of Chicago, the Flossmoor Brew Fest offers ticket holders a chance to try different brews from multiple breweries in one central location. One ticket provides you with a chance to sample up to 20 selections and your very own sample cup! If you don't like beer, they also have hard cider as an option.

5. Fall Family Fun Day in Frankfort

This event offers families yet another opportunity to show off their costumes, stock up on Halloween candy, and paint pumpkins! Kids can even sign up to make a habitat for a Chubby frog or a tarantula for a small fee, while learning all about their new pet! With a day full of workshops and shopping, this fall fest is a must attend event.

Do you know of another fun thing to do during the fall near Park Forest? Contact us to let us know and we might just feature it on our blog!

Cedarwood Cooperative is the premier housing cooperative in the Park Forest area, close to all the attractions above. Surrounded by a large forest preserve, Members of Cedarwood Co-op can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature year-round by strolling the trails just outside their backdoor.

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